The cheapest times to fly from MEM to SWA are

  • January 29th to May 20th (except the weeks of March 5th, March 19th, and April 16th)
  • August 27th to September 23rd (except the week of September 3rd)
  • October 15th to December 9th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from MEM to SWA is mid November. Prices can be as high as $3807 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $1304 for Wednesday flights around mid November.


When to Fly to Shantou

Flying from Memphis, TN (MEM) to Shantou (SWA) will usually cost between $1355 to $2240 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid November with an average ticket price of $1400. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $2199. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $799 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1576 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MEM to SWA flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the MEM to SWA route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

MEM to SWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MEM to SWA flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Memphis. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $315 (16%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1553. Return trip prices are from the SWA to MEM flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from MEM to SWA can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 26 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking MEM to SWA

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from MEM to SWA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (MEM > LAX > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1187
  • Average savings: $389 (24.69%)

See MEM to LAX flights

Hack #2: Vancouver (MEM > YVR > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1263
  • Average savings: $313 (19.87%)

See MEM to YVR flights

Hack #3: Taipei (MEM > TPE > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1280
  • Average savings: $296 (18.79%)

See MEM to TPE flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from MEM to SWA? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: American, China Southern, Delta, Shanghai Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Waisha Airport to Memphis International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8032 miles or 12926 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from MEM to SWA?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MEM to SWA flight is about 15 hour 26 minutes.

How many flights go between Memphis, TN and Shantou?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 19 available flights from MEM to SWA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeMEM
Origination airport nameMemphis International Airport
CityMemphis, TN
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeSWA
Destination airport nameWaisha Airport


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